Bulldozing

Opinions are flying in the debate over whether or not ailing cities like Detroit should bulldoze their empty neighborhoods. John Kromer of the Fels Institute of Government adds a rational note with this op-ed, explaining what The Flint Model for shrinking cities actually entails. Exclusive
Jul 13, 2009  By John Kromer
Bulldoze? Densify? Walk away? There are many ways cities can react to shrinking populations and abandoned neighborhoods. Planetizen readers decide which ways are the best. Exclusive
Jul 9, 2009  By Nate Berg
Eoin O'Carroll, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, notes the plans to bulldoze neighborhoods in decaying American cities and wonders if all this waste couldn't be avoided in the future by building more pre-fab houses.
Jun 30, 2009   Christian Science Monitor
You don't have to tear a city down to make it green, according to this piece from the <em>Boston Globe</em>, which offers some emerging ideas.
Jun 29, 2009   The Boston Globe
As the recession digs in, cities across the country are left with large swaths of abandoned or vacant places. Can these cities shrink gracefully? Do they even need to? Vote on ideas submitted by the Planetizen community, or suggest your own. Exclusive
Jun 29, 2009  By Planetizen
Struggling cities are increasingly looking at the idea of bulldozing vacant properties and "shrinking". But two columnists argue it might not be such a good idea.
Jun 23, 2009   Citiwire